Originally Posted by Certz
So, after reading your response, Bob, I Installed 3.0 on my 50v again. I couldn't get any sound from any source the first time I installed it. That was, I now realize, because I didn't do something very specific. The ONLY way I can get sound with 3.0 via HDMI is if my PS3 is on! How weird is that? If I turn off the PS3 while another source is playing, say the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD PVR, then the sound of the PVR sound cuts out. If I turn the PS3 back on, the sound from the PVR comes back. Same thing happens with my Bluray player, a Panny DMPBDT-350 or any other source that I have other than the Intel based HTPC - no sound at all from that one, regardless of what I do ( This was also the case for 2.14a and 2.14b but NOT the case for previous firmwares). My AVM 50v has visited the Underverse, Riddick style, and has come back half machine, half something else.
It sounds to me like you have an electrical fault on that HDMI input from the PS3, and the new firmware is more sensitive to it. It may even be deliberately muting audio as a protective step.
The fault could be in the PS3, or in the cable. Or it could be that you have a ground loop you are not aware of, and it's interaction with the Anthem is different depending on whether the PS3 is powered.
To start with, I recommend you disconnect the PS3 from the AVM 50v and also unplug the PS3 from wall power. Disconnect the cable at the back of the AVM 50v (not at the back of the PS3) in case the problem is a cable issue. While doing this, get a flashlight and check the HDMI plug and socket for that cable carefully for signs of pin damage on either. Definitely do this at the back of the AVM 50v, but you should probably also do it at the PS3 end.
Now, with that cable disconnected from the AVM 50v -- and no OTHER cables running between the PS3 and the AVM 50v -- check whether your other audio sources work or not.
If the answer is yes, then there's something screwy going on electrically in the connection from the PS3.
If, on the other hand, the audio still doesn't work from the other sources, switch a different source -- any of them -- into the HDMI input on the 50v that you had been using for the PS3 and see if audio comes back when that new source is powered on. If the answer is yes, then give Anthem tech support a call with this information. I doubt this is a firmware problem. I think it is a hardware problem that the new firmware is just revealing.